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(STLToday)   "Barbershop Gang" send talcum powder to mayor as a threat after dead-possum-on-the-lawn trick fails   ( stltoday.com) divider line
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2005-01-06 06:28:05 PM  
Sounds like a hairy situation.

/I hate myself
2005-01-06 06:28:54 PM  
Jerry Post... postal inspector.

2005-01-06 06:29:34 PM  
Doesn't raising terror threat level seem like a bad idea to anyone else?

/your dog wants military grade anthrax
2005-01-06 06:29:43 PM  
white powder, thats so 2002... a head on a stick is more appropriate now
2005-01-06 06:30:16 PM  
"The card's sender could face federal prosecution on charges of mailing threats or even using a weapon of mass destruction, he said."

2005-01-06 06:31:45 PM  
common sense surrenders. how in the world can someone think sending a powder substance through the mail is a harmless prank? i'm sure a motivated prosecutor could find a way to send these 'tards to gitmo.
2005-01-06 06:31:50 PM  
Cube wanted for questioning.
2005-01-06 06:32:18 PM  
For all the latest medical poop
Call Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.
Poo poo pa-doop.
2005-01-06 06:34:01 PM  
Your dog wants nothing on the sort, except to be left out of unassociated 'your dog' cliches.

and maybe a bone.

2005-01-06 06:35:12 PM  
Strange little town politics.

I smell a documentary here....
2005-01-06 06:37:27 PM  
It was the B Sharps that did it!

and a 1 2 3 4
baby on board

/needs teething powder not chowder

/ really have nuthin'
2005-01-06 06:39:24 PM  
I'm waiting for Rod Serling to step out of the shadows and comment on this quaint little town that has just found itself debating far into

the twilight zone.
2005-01-06 06:39:27 PM  
If the card had been signed by the Shepherds, maybe...
But talcum powder is just what you would expect from the Barbershop Gang. No threat there.

A little talcum
Is always walcum.
-Ogden Nash
2005-01-06 06:41:17 PM  
i bet the mayor just had smelly feet...
2005-01-06 06:41:55 PM  
To the hip, the hop, the hippie..
2005-01-06 06:44:43 PM  
Could've been anthrax, but was just talc. That's what I call a close shave.

/no shame
2005-01-06 06:45:23 PM  
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This sounds like a job for The Mystery Men!
2005-01-06 06:46:06 PM  
The Barbershop Gang?

What is this, the eastern folks' 'civilized' attempt at the wild west?

2005-01-06 06:49:46 PM  
Now if they had sent real anthrax it would have been tHe funay.

I did like the special touch of "roadkill left on lawn", need to remember that one. I think I will modify it to "multiple roadkills stuffed under porch/crawlspace in winter so they will be good and rotten by the summer"
2005-01-06 06:50:59 PM  
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2005-01-06 06:54:37 PM  
while reading this, i kept picturing Abe Simpson and his cronies....

/waits for aloof simpson nerds to post boring obscure episode quotes
2005-01-06 06:55:00 PM  
Chuck Shepherd would file this under 'unclear of the concept'
2005-01-06 06:55:41 PM  
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2005-01-06 06:57:55 PM  
totally posted in the wrong thread
2005-01-06 07:02:09 PM  

2005-01-06 06:54:37 PM dugitman

while reading this, i kept picturing Abe Simpson and his cronies....

/waits for aloof simpson nerds to post boring obscure episode quotes

already way ahead of you....
2005-01-06 07:04:42 PM  
In communist Russia, political figure send anthrax to you!
2005-01-06 07:05:28 PM  

And yet, I was way ahead of you
2005-01-06 07:18:13 PM  
MaxPowers742, You owe me a new keyboard! LOL
2005-01-06 07:26:21 PM  
The Mayor is a Demmmmycrraaaaaaat!

[image from www3.sympatico.ca too old to be available]

/aloof Simpson nerd
2005-01-06 07:36:27 PM  
a group of Pevely residents, most of them retired, who like to gossip and gripe over coffee with the local coiffeur.

Obviously a major threat to national security.
2005-01-06 07:42:30 PM  
Obviously, they're retired, they've got nothing but time on their hands. And once they are done with vaselining the mayor's door knobs, and putting dog feces under his vehicle's door handle, who knows what they excalate to next.
2005-01-06 08:02:09 PM  
Better get all the castor beans out of that county.
2005-01-06 08:36:20 PM  
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2005-01-06 08:40:27 PM  
White powder?

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Sign me up!
2005-01-06 09:39:10 PM  
Too bad for these guys when the Postal Inspectors show up. They have about the same sense of humor as the Secret Service.
2005-01-06 10:06:06 PM  
yup, this sounds like jefferson county to me.
2005-01-06 11:28:13 PM  
If you change Barbershop Gang to Soggy Bottom Boys and talcum powder to Dapper Dan Pomade and mayor to Mississippi Governor and left out the threat thing you'd have these gentlemen.

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/just saw the movie once again
//first thing I thought of
2005-01-06 11:57:08 PM  
I feel most sorry for the opossum. And that poor talc rock that got brutally pounded into powder.
2005-01-07 09:53:47 AM  
Hahaha, thanx submitter! article gave me a chuckle
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